AFSCME Council 18 - New Mexico

Read Mayor Webber's report on temporary salary Increases for City of Santa Fe employees and his a vision for the path forward.

Local 3999 is actively meeting with management and the mayor's office. The Local will take steps necessary to protect the integrity of our union contract, while at the same time, thinking creatively about how this crisis can turn opportunity, and benefit all city workers who go above and beyond to serve.

"Rarely has one decision made so many people angry for so many different reasons,” Webber wrote in a seven-page report released at 5:01 p.m.  READ the entire report HERE

Webber also acknowedged that mistakes were made by the top management team he inherited, and that, "...consultation with the union was necessary in consideration of the temporary raises..."

On April 4, 1968 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated while supporting the striking sanitation workers in Memphis, Tennessee. The moving 1 hour documentary At The River I Stand will be screened in Albuquerque on Wednesday, April 4th, and shows the final 2 months of Dr. King’s life and the incredible history of the AFSCME sanitation workers.
"Upper management holds the rank and file to a higher standard of conduct and professionalism than they hold themselves," said Local 1536 President Ben Chavez.
Instead of properly investigating the complaint filed by Lucero, the County, without informing the Grievant or Union, flipped the investigation and instead targeted Lucero. It was a classic example of retaliation for whistleblowing.

Empowerment through Leadership, Involvement, Teamwork, and Education

This is the acronym and the mission of AFSCME Council 18's ELITE Steward Training and Leadership Academy. Enroll now to understand and learn to defend the workplace rights and benefits you enjoy thanks to your union contract.

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Please see the listing of upcoming classes below and visit to sign up ONLINE.

In AFSCME we believe in the credo "All-for-One, and One-for-All" and that begins with you deciding to become more involved in your public service career and your union.

Member to Member Organizing Builds Power! Activists networked with one another, discussed what issues we're facing, and decided on the best tactics we will employ to win.
READ the FULL MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER on Special Master Report regarding State efforts to comply with the HSD/ISD Federal Consent Decree